Dune, the classic novel of the far future by Frank Herbert (1965) is getting more attention lately with the upcoming epic science fiction movie directed by Denis Villeneuve.
I’ve got the Avalon Hill boardgame in the shop, so it’s a good time to go on a photo spree.
“Dune is simple to learn, but has enough complexity to keep the grognard in me happy and challenged. It’s a game that has a set ending and won’t last forever…”
“I sincerely appreciate the fact that the game is amazingly faithful to the book. The map is practically straight out of the book and the leader tokens are very accurate to the character’s descriptions. It is quite clear that this game wasn’t a simple cash grab by Avalon Hill. A lot of time, effort, and love went into its creation.”
“I also like that this game does not eliminate players. Everyone is in it to win it until the very end. A player can be behind for most of the game and pull a surprise victory in the end…”A wonderfully thorough review of the Dune boardgame at The Funky Grognard
Frank Herbert’s Dune: Space Civilization Power Struggle Game [BOX SET]
1979, 1984 … AH 824
• Full Color Mapboard of the planet, Dune
• 6 Shields each with a full color illustration of the player’s character
• 120 Circular Counters representing the armies involved in the battle for Dune
• 60 1/2″ Square Counters used to count spice
• 30 2″ Discs each with an illustration of a military leader
• Deck of 33 Treachery Cards
• Deck of 21 Spice Cards
• 2 Battle Wheels
• Player Aid Pad
• Rules Manual
At my ref site page: Did you know there were 2 expansions for this game? Also info about the excellent French edition and the ultra-rare Dune: Chronicles of the Imperium RPG.
Also here at my Games Gallery blog:
The Map Board
Counters / Tokens